Weekend Color

Here’s what PhilBillPaul and I did this weekend.

It’s one of the things I love about living in Georgia. We can drive to two other states in just a few hours and be back home in the same day.

Bonus: Just the two of us. All day in the car.

Thank you to The Grunter and Wizzy for taking care of Scary Baby while she did a few chores to help earn a few privileges back.

This was taken out the car window as we drove through the the North Georgia mountains.

Tennessee on the Cherohala Skyway

Absolutely our favorite time of year.

Imagine these photos if I didn’t have a point and shoot camera.

The colors were magnificent.

North Carolina on the Cherohala Skyway

I was shocked when we crossed over from Tennessee to North Carolina that there were no more leaves. It looked like a haunted forest.

There was even a tiny bit of snow.


Those poor people in the Northeast.

It’s a little nippy here in the south too. When temperatures get down in the 50’s and 60’s we start freezing.

We were heading up higher on the Skyway but when we discovered there were no leaves left on the North Carolina side, we raced back down as we watched the sunset.

Finally, we got to a lookout point and I got to capture the last glimpse of all the layers of color as the sun disappeared.

Simply glorious.

We also managed to have some of our favorite food.

I know you are shocked by this.

We were disappointed when we missed Hardee’s breakfast hours.

Did you know the bologna biscuit is back?

Yeah, me neither and I would have been fine never knowing. Really, do people order these?

We recovered by having our favorite cheeseburger from here and an apple fritter from here.

No food pictures but yum!

On Sunday we had delicious creamy chicken and wild rice soup and cornbread and watched football and Scary Baby carved her pumpkin.

She picked a pretty ambitious design found on the internet.

And thankfully, she finally decided sharpie marker eyes would suffice.

Happy Halloween!

How’s the weather where you live? Are the autumn colors all but gone?


One year ago..

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  1. 1
    Ann says:

    You two should drive back on up to Illinois for another visit (not another wedding…just a visit!) as our colors are at full hue right now. The reds and oranges are spectacular. Just an hour’s drive down home and back yesterday provided gorgeous views for us yesterday. AND it’s supposed to be up to 70* tomorrow!!

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    ~julie says:

    Colors are still changing here in the piedmont of North Carolina. Tennessee always has better oranges (Go Vols!) but North Carolina is known for its blues (Go Tarheels!). Bologna biscuits? I still cringe at chicken biscuits—facing bologna on an empty stomach is more than anyone should have to bear…especially fried bologna!

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    Karen says:

    Gorgeous!!Fall is an absolutely fabulous season in the NW and is a favorite time for me. The real rain often doesn’t start until November so we love Sept/ Oct here. Sad to see it end.
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